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Alone I fly

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With years of sea faring experience SGT Bill Bailey arrives in Cairo in 1942 as a new recruit to the Royal Air Force hoping to fulfill a lifelong ambition to fly. Within hours of arrival he is sent on a bombing mission that rapidly turns from success to danger, culminating in a disaster from which he is the only survivor. Against all odds, he emerges relatively unscathed from days of isolation in the desert. His ensuring wartime experiences use up several more of his nine lives on other bombing raids and unusual posts where he is glad to be able to put into practice some of the wisdom of experience- yet always to leave something new, often at high speed in unusual circumstances.

This direct and honest account of a true experience vividly conveys the extraordinary dangers to which servicemen were exposed, not helped by the apparent indifference and disorganisation of the commands they staked their lives to accomplish. Above all the under- stated narrative tells the story of a modest, humorous man coming to terms with having to learn to cope as best he can when suddenly subjected to intense pressure in the most life and death situations; discovering unexpected resources within himself and in the world around him; and finding one peacetime is restored a new found appreciation for the fundamental joys of life, such as the celebration of his diamond wedding anniversary.

The book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
SGT Bill Bailey
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First,2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1905006136
ISBN-13:
9781905006137
Number of pages:
189
Publisher:
London Press
Title:
Alone I Fly

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With years of sea faring experience SGT Bill Bailey arrives in Cairo in 1942 as a new recruit to the Royal Air Force hoping to fulfill a lifelong ambition to fly. Within hours of arrival he is sent on a bombing mission that rapidly turns from success to danger, culminating in a disaster from which he is the only survivor. Against all odds, he emerges relatively unscathed from days of isolation in the desert. His ensuring wartime experiences use up several more of his nine lives on other bombing raids and unusual posts where he is glad to be able to put into practice some of the wisdom of experience- yet always to leave something new, often at high speed in unusual circumstances.

This direct and honest account of a true experience vividly conveys the extraordinary dangers to which servicemen were exposed, not helped by the apparent indifference and disorganisation of the commands they staked their lives to accomplish. Above all the under- stated narrative tells the story of a modest, humorous man coming to terms with having to learn to cope as best he can when suddenly subjected to intense pressure in the most life and death situations; discovering unexpected resources within himself and in the world around him; and finding one peacetime is restored a new found appreciation for the fundamental joys of life, such as the celebration of his diamond wedding anniversary.

The book is in excellent condition throughout.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
SGT Bill Bailey
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First,2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1905006136
ISBN-13:
9781905006137
Number of pages:
189
Publisher:
London Press
Title:
Alone I Fly

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